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When it comes to news, events, and accomplishments, Georgia’s Innovation Crescent is a busy place. Visit our News and Events page to find out more.

Lens-maker Alcon to invest $275M, add 300-plus jobs in Atlanta expansion

Oct. 5, 2016–Alcon Laboratories will invest about $275 million...

AirWatch planning major expansion in Atlanta

Sept. 18, 2015–Enterprise software maker VMware Inc. (NYSE:...

Bioscience center to help train workers, recruit firms

Sept. 10, 2015–The $14 million training center near Social...

Did You Know?

Metro Atlanta ranks 3rd in the nation in research facility space.
16 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Innovation Crescent, 17 in Georgia.
26 Fortune 1000 company headquarters are located in the Innovation Crescent.
40 percent of Georgia’s 9,858,142 population live in the Innovation Crescent.
Atlanta’s telecommunications infrastructure is ranked among the top 5 U.S. markets for bandwidth and fiber access.
Georgia is the #1 state for business according to CNBC, Area Development and Site Selection magazine.
No other airport offers more scheduled flights than Atlanta’s, with direct flights to 75 international destinations and 50 countries.
The Innovation Crescent is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society and the Arthritis Foundation.
Georgia is one of the fastest growing states in America for technology, with $113 billion in economic impact, 13,000 technology companies and 200,000 high tech professionals.
A Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University joint venture resulted in the #2 ranked bioengineering program in the nation.
$23 billion in revenue is generated by the life science industry in Georgia.
Atlanta is a among the top cities in the U.S. for innovation and attracting entrepreneurs, according to the ”godfather of biotechnology” Brook Byers.
More than 2,600 clinical trials are being conducted in Georgia.

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